Radiohead — Karma Police
Album: OK Computer
Avg rating:
8.2

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Total ratings: 3005
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Released: 1997
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Karma police, arrest this man, he talks in maths
He buzzes like a fridge, he's like a detuned radio
Karma police, arrest this girl, her Hitler hairdo
Is making me feel ill and we have crashed her party

This is what you get, this is what you get
This is what you get when you mess with us

Karma police, I've given all I can, it's not enough
I've given all I can but we're still on the payroll

This is what you get, this is what you get
This is what you get when you mess with us

For a minute there I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew for a minute there I lost myself, I lost myself
Oh for a minute there I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew for a minute there I lost myself, I lost myself
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It still strikes me how TY can sound more unhinged than almost anyone else when he delivers searing lyrics, and their music is so wow
Sexy Sadie changes therein

 
Un peu surfait, surjoué. La moitié de la chanson me fait penser à du "Frank Black" (Frank Black 1993).

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 Steely_D wrote:
Sexy Sadie

 
Oh yes!!! That's exactly what I thought
Still enjoying this song...
Wouldn't the Karma Police be arresting you for crimes you committed in a past life?
 bam23 wrote:
Isn't it odd that the rating at present is 8.2, suggesting that this piece is very favorably received by the listeners here, and yet all I find are dismissive rejections of the song? Anyway, I really like it and will not join in the Radiohead bashing exercise.
 
There's nothing odd about it. Those who like a song will usually not be inclined to praise it over and over again every time it is played. Those few who hate the song though, will keep on trying to vent their frustration. This makes the negative comments come floating on top of the rest, like pieces of buoyant waste…
Still just fucking awful.
{#Arrowd} what he said {#Arrowd}
Isn't it odd that the rating at present is 8.2, suggesting that this piece is very favorably received by the listeners here, and yet all I find are dismissive rejections of the song? Anyway, I really like it and will not join in the Radiohead bashing exercise.
 Steely_D wrote:
Sexy Sadie

 
Once a plagiarizer, always a plagiarizer?
It's not too bad, but I feel like RH started to slide right about here. The Bends had so much promise.
OMG. Get this dude some happy pills for Jeez sake. One fookin RH song after another is a vehicle of angst and despair. 
freakin' railroad spikes on a freakin' chalkboard....feel free to remove this from your circulation
i'm not knocking Yorke's vocals, plenty has been said about that
but wouldn't it be great to listen to this album without the lead vocals
maybe keep the background vocals 


            It's  my work, I am invisible
.Karma Police are part of peacekeping forces.
 Dutch police are training eagles to take out drones ,
For years I felt like I was the only one that didn't enjoy listening to Radiohead, then came In Rainbows,which blew me away. That album is just fantastic. 
Somebody please give Yorke something to eat. At least his mouth would be full and unable to whin...sing. ;)
See, I like the baseline at the end. Each to their own. It would be very boring if we all liked the same thing 
 Not sure what you mean, but it made me smile. Perhaps I'm a card carrying member of the thought police..meet me in room 101 {#Cool} rdo wrote:

Are you a commie 1wolfy?  Be honest.

 


He's still whining ...
Always seems to bring the festivities here to a GRINDING HALT (before the horrid ending).

I think I read somewhere that Thom Yorke NEVER listens to Radiohead albums, so he's got that going for him. 
I distinctly remember trying so hard to like this song because something sinister and entirely exterior to my will compelled me to love Radiohead. I knew, at the bottom of my soul, how this band would ultimately grind my teeth to the gums.
This is classic rock my friends.
Sexy Sadie
:-) Merci Beaucoup
 christoffel wrote:
 you're like a detuned radio



 
Nah...just old, I guess 
Phew for a minute there I Lost Myself...
 Emwolb wrote:
ALMOST liked this song....had it as a solid "6" right up til the extremely annoying ending which dropped it to a marginal...I really TRY to like this band but find them (for the most part) interminable
  you're like a detuned radio


 MusiqueMusique wrote:
Distinct Beatles influence when he sings "This is what you'll get". Wouldn't you say ?

 
Sexy Sadie. Made me dislike this cut for a long time - but did draw my attention to it.
This song seems to be on multiple playlists here at RP. 

I'd be much happier if it wasn't on multiple playlists.
Distinct Beatles influence when he sings "This is what you'll get". Wouldn't you say ?
 Proclivities wrote:

It may seem that way from many of the comments but there's a lot of "in-between" or "grey area" for most people.  Maybe among the people who fervently post in the comments for every Radiohead song there is a pronounced dichotomy, but the world is not actually binary, and neither are the aesthetics of most of its inhabitants.  
 
I bet you're a blast at parties!

{#Devil_pimp} 
 ckcotton wrote:
Clearly Radiohead is a LOVE or HATE thing....

Almost nothing in between. 

I'm on the Love side for anyone that cares 

 
It may seem that way from many of the comments but there's a lot of "in-between" or "grey area" for most people.  Maybe among the people who fervently post in the comments for every Radiohead song there is a pronounced dichotomy, but the world is not actually binary, and neither are the aesthetics of most of its inhabitants.  
ALMOST liked this song....had it as a solid "6" right up til the extremely annoying ending which dropped it to a marginal...I really TRY to like this band but find them (for the most part) interminable
Bumped from 9 to 10.  Great song,
 ckcotton wrote:
Clearly Radiohead is a LOVE or HATE thing....

Almost nothing in between. 

I'm on the Love side for anyone that cares 

 
Clearly Radiohead is a love thing as 82% of RP listeners rate Karma Police higher than a 7.